Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UCB New Student Service Day

Today was New Student Service Day at UCB and the Garber Park Stewards were happy to host a group of these energetic and enthusiastic students. Lead by four veteran Stewards we were able to divide into several groups.

One group cleared ivy and expanded the Fern Glade Restoration area. Another group performed trail maintenance, cutting back and removing the invasive weeds that were rendering the trail almost impassable.

A third group hiked to the top of the switch backs, removed broom and spurge resprouts from a corner of the park where a wall of broom once stood. But the really "heavy lifting" was done by the crew that removed the remains of a large acacia tree that had fallen across the trail at Harwood Creek Restoration area. In between the hard work there was a lunch break and at the end of the day - ice cream!  THANK YOU from all the Garber Park Stewards for choosing Garber.  Click here to see more pictures of this hard working group.